Frankie is already acquainted with the Chemung and loves to wade. Downstream from Elmira, the water is less silty, and a bit wilder. Sarah is having her first real dip and enjoyed the trip back much better than the trip out.
VeggiGirl herds the waterdogs through the shallows. The little city of Elmira is in the background. We are just barely inside city limits, returning from Jones Island.
We are enjoying one of the last days that Jones Island is accessible, before several days of rain and storms coming from the Southwest. We can expect the river to swell. We would still be able to wade, but the current would make it difficult.